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Minors: Naples' Jeff Smith returning to Fort Myers Miracle as manager
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The Naples High School graduate will return for his second stint as manager of the Fort Myers Miracle, the team and Minnesota Twins announced Friday. “It's an honor to come back here and manage this team and do it close to my house and close to my …

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2015: The Year In Debut
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The previous four seasons were hard to watch, but it has made following the Twins farm system – one of the best in baseball – a lot of fun. In 2015, we started seeing some of the big names debut. In fact, eight players debuted for the Minnesota Twins …

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Moss hits 2 HRs and drives in 7 as Indians rout Tigers 13-1
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Salazar struck out a career-high 11, Brandon Moss homered twice and drove in seven runs, and the Indians routed the suddenly slumping Detroit Tigers 13-1 Friday night. Thanks to some help from center fielder Michael Bourn, Salazar (2-0) escaped a …

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This Could Be Ray McDonald's Last Season With San Francisco 49ers
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There is no doubt that San Francisco 49ers' defensive end Ray McDonald is an extremely important part of their front seven. He is durable, consistent and doesn't mind being an unsung hero to the national media and pretty much every fan outside of San …

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MLB News: New York Mets' L.J. Mazzilli Suspended 50 Games For Failing Drug …
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New York Mets' second base prospect L.J. Mazzillli has been suspended for 50 games by the Major League Baseball (MLB) after failing a second test on a “drug of abuse”, the league announced on Tuesday. The 24-year-old tested positive of the unnamed …

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All eyes on Kansas State's Kody Cook before Liberty Bowl
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The way Arkansas coaches and players talk about Kody Cook as they prepare for the Liberty Bowl serves as a forceful reminder of how far the Kansas State senior has come from his humble football beginnings. Four years ago, Cook was a lightly recruited …

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Dolphins host ex-Bill Williams on free-agent visit
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A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Williams struggled last season in Buffalo's 3-4 scheme when Rex Ryan opted to use the 6-foot-6, 292-pound defensive end as an outside linebacker. Williams had 19 tackles and five sacks in 2015.

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Miller's shootout saves lead Canucks past Ducks
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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Even though the NHL created a new overtime format to prevent shootouts, the Anaheim Ducks and Vancouver Canucks still needed all 60 minutes of regulation, five minutes of overtime and the last shooter in the three-round shootout to …

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Coaches believe Malik Zaire is prepared for season challenges
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Malik Zaire is jumping into the driver's seat this year for the Fighting Irish and coaches believe that after some key work in the off-season he is prepared for the challenges to come. "You know going through this experience like I have, I've learned …

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Fitzgerald says he beat Patrick Peterson 'like a drum' in camp
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All NFL players are required to speak to the media at least one time during the week, and long ago Arizona Cardinals star Larry Fitzgerald decided Thursday would be his day to hold court. So, at some point during the time in which the locker room is …

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New Miracle manager Jeff Smith returns home
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Jeff Smith received a pretty good consolation prize in not landing a big-league coaching or managing job. Smith, a 40-year-old Naples High School graduate, gets to manage at home. The Fort Myers Miracle, Class A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, …

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